installing hostap for Senao NL-2511CD (Prism 2.5) on Redhat Enterpise ver 3

Sharad Jaiswal sharad at
Sat Apr 22 07:24:32 EDT 2006


As I mentioned in an earlier mail I am not able to install HostAP for the 
Senao NL-2511CL PCMCIA-card. Early I was making a silly mistake - 
installing hostap_pci instead of hostap_cs

I have RedHat Enterprise v.3 2.4.21-4.EL

I am now installing hostap_cs and my kernel has built in PCMCIA support. 
So I do a make on the driver and a make install and I can see hostap_cs.o 
in the /lib/modules/2.4.21-14/pcmcia/ directory.

Now when I run cardmgr, I get the response:

cardmgr[7243]: no pcmcia driver in /proc/devices

On running insmod hostap_cs I get the error:

Using /lib/modules/2.4.21-4.ELcustom-Apr-2006-2/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o
/lib/modules/2.4.21-4.ELcustom-Apr-2006-2/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved 
symbol pcmcia_release_io_R85811b6a
/lib/modules/2.4.21-4.ELcustom-Apr-2006-2/pcmcia/hostap_cs.o: unresolved 
symbol hostap_set_multicast_list_queue

And when I do modprobe hostap_cs

init_module: Operation not permitted
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, 
including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
       You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
insmod hostap_cs failed

Here is the output from dmesg:

Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
   options:  [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
ds: no socket drivers loaded!
unloading Kernel Card Services

Could anyone please help me with this? Is it because there is not entry 
for Senao 2511CD in /etc/pcmcia/hostap_cs.conf? If so, could some guide me 
as to how these entries are made?


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